The Book of Boba Fett episode 3 review: The Streets of Mos Espa

(L-R): Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

We’re almost at the halfway point of The Book of Boba Fett’s run and the show leaves fans wanting a bit more from it.

The Book of Boba Fett was always going to have a tough job following The Mandalorian. However, after three episodes, the Disney Plus show has not managed to remove itself from the shadow of its predecessor. While this episode provides more plot development in the present day (with only a short flashback), The Book of Boba Fett still feels a little bit slow, yet rushed at the same time.

With the third episode clocking in at just over 30 minutes, the story feels rushed through as it makes its way to the next big conflict. The Hutts are out of the picture (for now), ending what could have been a very interesting season long conflict before it even had a chance to develop and grow.

Is The Book of Boba Fett going round in circles?

Fett continues to struggle with leadership, with his time as a member of the Tuskens leading to him having a more pacifist approach. This has led to the same argument between Fennec Shand and Fett about the issue, which has become dull as Shand’s method has proved to be the most effective time after time.

No one seems to respect Fett as he does not prove that he is a leader to be respected. While this is likely to change, he really hasn’t done a lot with his leadership. He has gained some allies, however the real big change comes towards the end of the episode as he receives the gift of the young rancor. The thought of Boba Fett riding a rancor into battle is one that is sure to excite fans, with the scene also providing an appearance from the beloved Danny Trejo.

While “Chapter 3: The Streets of Mos Espa” feels a bit rushed, it does provide some good action sequences. The fight with Black Krrsantan is fun, as the wookie is able to dominate the group of bikers and Fett allies until Shand is lucky enough to drop him into the rancor pit.

The other action sequence that was exciting was the bikers chasing the mayor’s assistant throughout the city. This car chase involved lots of crashing, stunts and reactions from bystanders. Everything you want in an intense chase. Fett’s entrance with his jetpack at the end also felt rather menacing.

Chapter 3’s ending sets up the return of the Pykes who are set to go to war with their old enemy Boba Fett. It will be interesting to see if the flashbacks develop the conflict with Fett further and explain why they are coming for his throne.

While the first two episodes feel slow and focus a lot on the flashbacks, the conflict begins to come together in the third instalment. However, while the action sequences are great and there is more present day development, the conflict with the Hutts seems resolved too quickly and the episode does no better job at showing Fett strengthening his leadership.

The Book of Boba Fett is now streaming on Disney+, with new episodes released every Wednesday.

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